2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Programs of Study The Department of Music and Worship offers the following programs of study: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in: • Music • Worship Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in: • Composition • Keyboard Pedagogy • Performance Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) in: • Choral • Instrumental Minors • Music • Music Technology • Songwriting • Worship Technical Resources The Department of Music and Worship relies heavily on the use of technology to accomplish its educational objectives. Music students will spend time in a state-of-the-art music computer/ synthesizer lab that allows them to practice ear training, produce printed musical scores, and complete fully orchestrated compositions. Cocurricular Opportunities All students are invited to audition for the numerous choral and instrumental ensembles that perform in many different venues throughout the academic year. Students may also participate in one of a growing number of small chamber music groups. Music education majors are required to participate in the collegiate chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). This award-winning chapter offers many professional and service opportunities to its members. Career Opportunities Graduate and professional schools welcome Cedarville graduates. Careers pursued by graduates of this department include: • College professor • Performer • Community arts manager • Recording studio technician • Composer/arranger • Retail music salesperson • Instrument salesperson • School teacher (elementary • Minister of music and secondary Christian • Music editor or public schools) • Music librarian • Studio teacher • Music supervisor • Worship leader • Music therapist Faculty Beth Cram Porter, Chair; Associate Professor of Vocal Music. Education: B.M., Baylor University, 1984; M.A., Western Carolina University, 1996; voice student of Joyce Farwell. At Cedarville since 1997. Roger O’Neel, Assistant Chair; Associate Professor of Worship. Education: B.M., Ouachita Baptist University, 1985; M.M., Choral Conducting, Southern Methodist University, 1987; M.M., Music Theory, Southern Methodist University, 1988; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1996. At Cedarville since 2002. Connie Anderson, Assistant Professor of Piano Pedagogy. Education: B.A., Cedarville University, 1973; M.M., Wright State University, 1994. At Cedarville since 1999. Lyle Anderson, Senior Professor of Music. Education: B.M.E., Cedarville University, 1970; M.A., The Ohio State University, 1971; Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1977. At Cedarville since 1970. John Chilcote, Assistant Professor of Music and Worship. Education: B.A., Ohio Weseleyan University, 2000; M.A., Hope International University, 2007; M.Div., Hope International University, 2019. At Cedarville since 2020. Bruce Curlette, Professor of Music. Education: B.S., Jacksonville State University, 1979; M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1981; clarinet student of D. Stanley Hasty; D.M.A., The Ohio State University, 1991; clarinet student of James M. Pyne. At Cedarville since 2001. Carlos Elias, Professor of Music. Education: Artist Diploma, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, 1999; B.M., Biola University, 1990; M.M., College-Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati 1993. At Cedarville since 2013. Austin Jaquith, Professor of Music Theory and Composition. Education: B.M., Cleveland Institute of Music, 2003; M.M., University of Houston, 2005; D.M.A., Indiana University, 2009. At Cedarville since 2009. Chet Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Music. Education: B.A., Cedarville University, 1997; M.M. Ohio University, 2013; D.M.A., The Ohio State University, 2018. At Cedarville since 2017. John Mortensen, Professor of Music. Education: B.M.A., University of Michigan, 1988; piano student of Anne Koscielny and Raymond Hanson; M.M., University of Maryland, 1990; D.M.A., University of Maryland, 1994. At Cedarville since 1995. Susan Troth, Assistant Professor of Worship. Education; B.M., Baylor University, 1984; M.M., University of South Florida, 1996. At Cedarville since 2013. Mark Spencer, Associate Professor of Music. Education: B.A., Judson College, 1981; M.M., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984; D.M.A., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1992; voice student of Jack Coldiron. At Cedarville since 1993. Sandra Yang, Professor of Music History, Education: B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1971; M.A., U.C.L.A., 1992; Ph.D., U.C.L.A., 1997. At Cedarville since 2009. Emeriti Charles Clevenger, Senior Professor Emeritus of Music. Education: B.A., Bob Jones University, 1974; piano student of Imogene Darling, Laurence Morton, Raymond Dudley, and Richard Morris; M.M., University of Cincinnati CollegeConservatory of Music, 1976; D.M.A., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1985. At Cedarville since 1982. Michael DiCuirci, Senior Professor Emeritus of Music. Education: B.M., University of Michigan, 1971; euphonium/ trombone student of Fred Snyder, Abe Torchinsky, and Glenn Smith; M.M., University of Michigan, 1977. At Cedarville since 1979. Charles Pagnard, Senior Professor Emeritus of Music. Education: B.M., Bowling Green State University, 1970; trumpet student of Sidney Mear, Richard Jones, Edwin Betts, and Ettore Chiudioni; M.M., Eastman School of Music, 1976; graduate study, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, 1984. At Cedarville since 1977. Adjunct Faculty • Lori Akins, flute • Anton Neumayr, string bass • Philip Goist, cello • Gerald Noble, percussion • Ryan Behan, piano • Charles Pagnard, trumpet • Jim Cato, worship • Anthony Weikel, low bass • Amy Hutchison, piano • Sheridan Currie, viola • Jackie Davis, harp • Sean Vore, horn • Lisa Grove, oboe • Brandon Waltz, worship 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 155 Department of Music and Worship Programs of Study